France 1643-A 1/4 ecu KM-134.1

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 250

This specimen was lot 252 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $514.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE, Royal. Louis XIII le Juste (the Just). 1610–1643. AR Quart d’écu Paris mint; différent: rose. Dated 1643 A. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 62. Choice very faintly toned UNC with just a hint of patina. Very rare for type and second highest graded specimen for date and type. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, September 1975." This type is noted for 1642-43 and available in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: 908,300 with point, 206,100 with two points and 92,447 with rose (shown here) plus additional issue for Louis XIV.

Specification: 6.86 g, .917 fine silver, 27-29 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by J. B. Dufour or François Warin, this specimen 28 mm diameter, 6.84 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 1351; Ciani 1666; KM 134.1, Dr/4 no. 126, Dr/2 no. 107.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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